Occurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Anderson2012OccurrenceAF,
  title={Occurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Connie Anderson and Jessica K Law and Amy R. Daniels and Catherine Rice and David S. Mandell and Louis P. Hagopian and Paul A. Law},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={130 5},
  pages={870-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Anecdotal reports suggest that elopement behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) increases risk of injury or death and places a major burden on families. This study assessed parent-reported elopement occurrence and associated factors among children with ASDs. METHODS Information on elopement frequency, associated characteristics, and consequences was collected via an online questionnaire. The study sample included 1218 children with ASD and 1076 of their siblings… CONTINUE READING

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